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This is a beautiful farewell to these vampires and their Clan

55145692._SY475_Healing Aiden by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I spent the majority of this book on the verge of tears or clutching at my chest as my heart pounded at the adrenaline rush of the plotline.

Healing Aiden is a perfect goodbye to this astonishingly good paranormal romance series from Jocelynn.

It’s a love story forged over a millennia and more.

Starting with a couple of young men, forced to keep their feelings buried under a wealth of privilege and title, the story jumps past a thousand years of separation, each thinking the other was dead, before drawing them together again just as Aiden takes his crown as ruler of the American domain.

I’m so glad Jocelynn gave us Aiden’s story. He’s been the beating heart of the Varik Clan as each of the Lords of Discord have found their true mates.

A somewhat shadowy figure, but vitally important in all things, he has always had an air of sadness because of the fate of his other love, Julianna Varik.

Finding Ronan again felt perfect to me. It was a circle closing, a long and painful wound finally starting to heal.

I adored Ronan. There is a scene at the start of the book which had me almost howling as three of the Varik sons, plus mates, come to have ‘a word’ with him regarding his intentions towards Aiden.

That he kept his sense of humour only endeared him to me even more. I also appreciated that there was no messing about with his feelings or his reason for joining the European Ministry envoy.

I never doubted him once, it was clear just how affected he was to discover Aiden still alive.

The suspense element of the narrative also worked, it felt like an organic outcome from the end of the previous books, although Aiden’s power when he finally chooses to reveal it did make me blink for a moment or two.

But then I figured any vampire still alive after more than 10 centuries would have accumulated such immense control and built up an incredible amount of power, that it made sense he could be that dangerous.

With the Varik boys throwing their oar in without warning, the plot meanders through humour and hijinks into emotional vulnerability and seriously smexy times.

The first time Aiden and Ronan are in bed together is incandescently hot yes, but it’s so much more.

It’s second chances, it’s first times with the love you thought you’d lost, it’s humour and it’s coming home.

This is a beautiful farewell to these vampires and their Clan which will steal your heart.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: On the Wings of War by Hailey Turner

On the Wings of War | Hailey Turner

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Release Date: September 2nd, 2020

Length: 109,151 words

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Author Site: https://haileyturner.com/book/on-the-wings-of-war

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Blurb

Remembering the dead will always give them life.

The coveted Morrígan’s staff is up for sale on the black market to the highest bidder, and SOA Special Agent Patrick Collins will do whatever it takes to ensure the Dominion Sect doesn’t get their hands on it. Returning the weapon to its rightful owner is another step on the long road toward clearing Patrick’s soul debt, but he won’t walk it alone. Jonothon de Vere won’t let him.

Obeying the gods means Patrick must travel to London. For Jono, it means facing a past he thought he’d left behind forever. His return to England isn’t welcome, and neither is their pack, but Jono and Patrick will face the antagonism together. Politics aside, their priority must be the mission, but the bone-chilling secret they uncover in the London god pack will have far-reaching repercussions no one can ignore.

A race against time takes Patrick and Jono from the streets of London to the bright lights of Paris, where hospitality is thin on the ground, the air is filled with whispered prayers for the missing, and the Morrígan’s staff will end up in the one place it should never have gone—a graveyard.

For beneath Paris lie the long-forgotten dead, and when they rise to walk again, the living can only hope to die.

On the Wings of War is a 109k word MM urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to A Vigil in the Mourning. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

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Excerpt

“Want is a meaningless desire. That was one of the first things Ashanti ever told me,” Patrick said slowly.

Jono shook his head. “That’s a load of bollocks.”

“It doesn’t matter. Letting my mother’s side of the family know I’m alive would be a messy distraction I can’t afford right now. We have bigger problems.”

“Like what?”

Patrick straightened up enough that he could dig his cell phone out of his pocket. “Like we need to have a meeting with Lucien before we go home. The government needs his help.”

Jono made an aggravated sound. “Must we? I had plans. They involved you naked and under me.”

Patrick sighed wistfully even as he dialed the latest burner number to reach Carmen. “I’ll let you fuck me after we deal with Lucien.”

“This is why Sage always says you’re terrible at bargains. We should probably have her come with us and do the talking instead of you.”

“You think you’re funny, but you’re not.” Patrick pressed the phone to his ear, listening to it ring. “We can have a pack meeting after Lucien pisses me off.”

About The Author

Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing.

She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.

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Release Blitz: Embracing Winter by Jocelynn Drake

Embracing Winter | Jocelynn Drake

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Release Date: August 28th, 2020

Cover Design: Designs by Drake

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Blurb

Winter Varik believes in only one thing—protecting his family.

Even from himself.

For nearly 200 years, he’s kept a dangerous secret from his brothers.

But Winter might have found his salvation in the form of a sexy witch named Fox.

Too bad this same witch was named in a prophecy foretelling the destruction of the Variks.

In a race to uncover the truth behind the prophecy and take down a vampire determined to kill all the Variks, Winter may have to choose between finally having his heart’s desire and the family he loves.

Embracing Winter is the fourth book in the Lords of Discord paranormal romance series. This book contains vampires, werewolves, witches, nosy brothers, music, lots of rope, sass, hope, dirty talk, redemption, and a love that will never end. And did I mention rope? Lots of rope.

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For four brothers who choose to become vampires, family means everything. They’ll do anything to protect those they love. But someone is trying to destroy their family and they’ve sent in a spy to uncover their secrets.

This brand-new series follows the adventures of four brothers who turned into vampires to protect their mother.

And now they’re ready to turn the entire vampire world upside down to protect all that they love.

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About The Author

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New York Times Bestselling author Jocelynn Drake loves a good story, whether she is reading it or writing one of her own. Over the years, her stories have allowed her to explore space, talk to dragons, dodge bullets with assassins, hang with vampires, and fall in love again and again.

This former Kentucky girl has moved up, down, and across the U.S. with her husband. Recently, they’ve settled near the Rockies.

When she is not hammering away at her keyboard or curled up with a book, she can be found cuddling her cat Demona, walking her dog Ace, or playing video games. She loves Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, and fast cars.

She is the author of the urban fantasy books: The Dark Days series and the Asylum Tales. For gay romance, she has completed The Exit Strategy and is now working on MM paranormal series, Lords of Discord. She has also co-authored with Rinda Elliot the following series: Unbreakable Bonds, Ward Security, Pineapple Grove, the Weavers Circle.

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